désir de lire - a french blook club for afo members

Do you have an interest in French literature and want an opportunity to expand your knowledge of written and spoken French?  If so, consider participating in our book club!

Désir de Lire will meet 9-10 times a year, January through November, from 4:00pm - 5:30pm.  We will focus on book selections from Lance Donaldson-Evans' fabulous book - 100 Great French Books: From the Middle Ages to Present.  Venue may change as needed.

Désir de Lire book club is for AFO members only.  If you would like to participate and are not a member, please consider joining. 


Following summer break, we will resume in September. Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac has been chosen.  Add this classic to your summer reading and hope to see you in the fall!  Dr. Parnell, our 'animatrice' suggests that club members 'start' the book, but we will not tackle the whole work in one session!

pere goriot

For more information or to sign up, email: bonjour@afomaha.org

Once you register for the book club, information regarding location will be emailed to you directly each month. 

There will be no participation fee, although members will purchase their own books.  Advanced or intermediate level of French is advised, although anyone is welcome to attend and listen.

Books can be found at frenchbooksonline.com , amazon.fr , Abe's Books, or any other source you choose.

2017 Désire de Lire Schedule

8 janvier:  Le rouge et le noir, livre 1

12 février:  Le rouge et le noir, livre 2

12 mars:    Vendredi ou les limbes du pacifique

30 avril:    L'invitation au voyage de Beaudelaire (poème)

28 mai:    L'amant de Marguerite Duras

24 septembre:  Le père Goriot (Balzac)



Enrichissez-vous avec le Désir de Lire!